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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    28 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 March 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£83,464.00 per annum - £91,682.00 per annum

Pay scale

Leadership L25-L29

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a candidate who is:

  • A strategic leader, passionate about leading change and unlocking the potential of staff and students in an outstanding girls’ comprehensive in East London?

  • An inspirational teacher with a track record of using evidence-based pedagogy to develop staff and a relentless focus on overcoming barriers to learning and progress.

  • A candidate looking for a demanding role, who enjoys new challenges and is looking to develop and grow.

What the school offers its staff

Commitment to CPD

Excellent staff development is at the heart of our practice at Walthamstow School for Girls, enhanced by our leadership of the North East London Teaching School Hub.We know that, quite simply, we must prioritise continuous professional development if we are going to nurture our staff and enable them to develop the skills and knowledge to maximise their impact on student learning and progress. The best CPD has a measurable impact on the progress of students.

For more information about our CPD offer, including our brochure, please see our website: https://www.wsfg.waltham.sch.uk/page/?title=Staff+Development&pid=56

Staff Wellbeing

Staff Wellbeing is one of our school SIP priorities. There is a staff wellbeing development group which examines both strategic and operational approaches to improving the wellbeing of all groups of staff in our school.

Further details about the role

We are looking for someone who can shape pedagogy, research, training and staff development across the school.

You must be passionate about Teaching and Learning and professional development. You will be an experienced leader, either a DHT looking for a second Deputy role prior to headship, or an experienced AHT who is ready for a challenging career move. Committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, you will enjoy building on our existing work and will take the strategic lead in this important area. You will have a strong track record of impact in your current role and will be ready to share your experience of what exceptional progress and outcomes look like so that you can challenge our school community to improve further.

As part of a committed team, your insight will enable us to further develop our impact-driven strategic planning. Your role will include opportunities to grow leaders amongst staff and students, through coaching and distributed leadership; to promote pastoral care; to provide robust support and challenge for staff through our ambitious approach to Performance Development.

Our School is a wonderful place to work, learn, teach and lead. We are passionate about education being a vehicle for promoting equality for all and our mission is to empower young women to become leaders of the future. We are proud of our diversity and are committed to social justice. Although we are an Outstanding school (Ofsted, 2018), achieve exceptional outcomes and have consistently been in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress, our focus is on developing exceptional young women, not just on academic achievement.

We require someone with experience, vision and drive to help us to achieve our ambitious goal of ‘bringing out the gift’ in every member of our school community and inspiring them on a journey of lifelong learning.

Commitment to safeguarding

Walthamstow School for Girls is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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About Walthamstow School for Girls

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
895 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number

Walthamstow School for Girls is a mainstream, non-denominational secondary school for girls aged 11-16. It is situated in Walthamstow, East London, and it has 900 pupils on its roll.
It was founded in 1890, originally as a private school, situated on West Avenue. It later moved to the current location on Church Hill and has since had various additions made to it with the most recent new building being added in 2010.


Helen Marriott

Values and vision

Walthamstow School for Girls' motto is “Neglect not the gift that is thee”. The secondary school has an exceptional track record of academic excellence, which is achieved through high expectations, inspirational teaching and learning experiences.

The school offers strong pastoral support, plus regular monitoring, target setting and dialogue with students and parents/carers. It is consistently among the top-performing non-selective schools in the country and the pupils take great pride in their school.

North East London Teaching School Hub

Walthamstow School for Girls is proud be the lead school of the North East London Teaching School Hub, working collaboratively across Haringey, Redbridge and Waltham Forest.

Our aim is to ensure that every child has a great teacher who inspires and unlocks their potential. We aim to achieve this by providing exemplary training and development, for leaders and practitioners which meets the needs of all the schools in our area, so that every child has access to the highest quality education and develops a desire for lifelong learning.

Arranging a visit to Walthamstow School for Girls

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email m.madhani@wsfg.waltham.sch.uk.

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